The Hollywood, FL, nursing home where a dozen residents died from heat exposure last September is arguing this week for the chance to keep its operating license.
Twelve of the 14 residents' deaths at a Hollywood, FL, nursing home following Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides, authorities revealed last week.
The House committee tasked with investigating the deaths of 14 nursing home residents following Hurricane Irma should "resist the urge to vilify or demonize" staff of the facility, an attorney representing the provider said in a recent letter.
Recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have led to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wanting to boost its emergency preparedness plans nationwide for future natural disasters, an official with the agency said Tuesday.
A 12th resident from a Hollywood Hills nursing home in Florida has died, which a coroner has attributed to the facility lacking air conditioning after Hurricane Irma.